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WHO is The Frugal Navy Wife?
The Frugal Navy Wife was founded by Danielle but is currently Owned and Operated by Marissa. They started out by working together and have become best friends, road trip buddies, and each other's no judge zone.
Marissa is a 30 something work-from-home Wife and Mom to 4 kids ranging in age from 8 – teen ( pray for her), 2 cats & 3 dogs. She lives in the Phoenix metro area but her family is originally from Pennsylvania. She is very active with her kids who all do some sort of sport so they are always on the go. Her entire childhood she grew up moving from Air Force Base to Air Force Base, every 3.5 years just about as her father served 22 years active duty. Living in places from coast to coast ( Arizona, Nevada, South Carolina, North Dakota, Idaho). She has a sense of adventure and hates to be bored. However, with a large family being frugal is a must.
She joined the Frugal Navy Wife team in 2017 as an editor, social media manager, and graphics gal. Since then she has taken on more and more tasks becoming a content creator, content planner, and brainstorming new ways to be frugal while having fun. In 2020 Marissa took over as Owner of The Frugal Navy Wife.
Marissa does not budget for Christmas shopping. You read that right, she does NOT budget anything for Christmas shopping – instead, she uses rebate apps to pay for it all every year. Yes, all four kids get a Christmas each year based on rebate app cashouts.
She has a new found love for Virtual Races. Just like a regular 5k, half marathons and full marathons just all done at her own pace. Currently, she has finished 9 races which tally up to over 300 miles. She has a handful of races in the queue and is looking forward to adding more.
Fun Facts about Marissa
I once wanted to join the Navy so I could be on the ocean and see the aminal life.
I grew up all over the US but mostly in Idaho.
Backstreet Boys vs. NSYNC? …..Um, can I choose Hanson?
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi all the way but will tolerate Coke while dining out.
Fall is my favorite season, my home is decorated in fall colors all year round.
You can follow my adventures on Our Roaming Hearts “I've got a gypsy soul to blame and I was born for leaving….” (name that song!)
Fun Facts about The Frugal Navy Wife
The Frugal Navy Wife was started in June of 2010.
The site started as a blog where Danielle shared her diaper deals because she got tired of repeating the deals to friends and family 20+ times a week. (Sorry Guys!) They shared it and it quickly grew.
We transitioned from a deal and couponing site slowly by adding in recipes. We ditched the deals and coupons completely in 2013.
We have attended 4 Blog conferences and 3 homeschool conferences.
We have more post ideas then we have time to write edit and publish! Seriously over 500 on the spreadsheet and we add more weekly!
Our favorite ways to save money come from the Great Depression Era, tips from our Grandparents!
13 Items They Made During the Great Depression (But We Pay for Now)
22 Frugal Living Tips from the Great Depression
We'd love to connect with you! We have 2 Facebook Groups. The Frugal Navy Wife Money Saving Group and Cheap Family Meals.
We'd love to connect with you on my email list!
We welcome PR! We would love to find a way to work with you! From reviews, giveaways, sponsored posts, social media shout outs, and more! Read on to find out more about TFNW. Scroll down to see where we have been featured and who we have worked with!
About The Frugal Navy Wife:
The Frugal Navy Wife was started in June of 2010 as a way to show friends and family how to save money. It took off fast as they shared it with their family and friends and so on. We never would have dreamed we would be as big as we are today. Our goals are to bring readers ways to save money from all aspects of life so just about anyone can get a great deal.
We are a frugal living site. Featuring ways to save money on everything from food and clothes, to your home and bills to a vacation or a special splurge like that coach bag you've been eying up. Ways to save on home decor, recipes and utilities, ways to budget and more!
We are also a homeschool family and blog about great homeschool deals and products. I also share my homeschooling experiences good or bad!
While The Frugal Navy Wife was started by a Navy Wife we are NOT an exclusive military-only website, we post for everyone, military, civilian families, single parents, newlyweds, the single person to grandparents and even your pets!
As you can see, TFNW has the reach that you need to get the word out about your product or service and we love working with new or tried and true companies! We also have a network of other frugal living websites that we work with to cross-promote; effectively reaching over 250,000 people at once at no extra cost to you! How awesome is that?!
To contact me about advertising and further stats (page views etc) email me at [email protected].
We Have Been Mentioned on:
Mentioned on CNN Money! -For one of our Product Reviews!
Sarges List – I was the August Spouse of the Month. Had a nice feature written up.
The Dating Divas – For their Military Week, While Apart
MLive.com – Couponing 101: Deciphering coupon lingo
The Coupon High – Guest Post: Saving at the Outlets
Coupon Shack – Guest Post: Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips
Coupon Pal – Feature written
Brands We Have Worked With
And many more! You can be one too!
Carrie Thompson says
Hello! Can I subscribe to your email newsletter if you have one? I would like to remember about this page, and how to find it again! I also want to tell my friends about it. I have an IPad, no computer, and no smart phone, so I lose everything on my screen unless I am signed up somehow. Thank you!
Selena Spencer says
I tried your recipe for the loaded baked potato soup a few weeks ago. We loved it so much I was going to make it again. I can no longer find the recipe and I didn’t write it down. Would you mind sharing it with me?
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife says
Yes the recipe can be found here: https://www.thefrugalnavywife.com/loaded-baked-potato-soup-recipe/
It’s one of my favorites too 😉
Erin White says
Hi Danielle! I work with the MobileRVing.com blog team and we are looking for new bloggers. Please email me so I can discuss the opportunity. I didn’t see a place to sent a direct email here on your site. Thanks!
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife says
Email sent from [email protected]
Megan Swick says
My name is Megan and I am with a company called LiveShopper. We are a mobile app offering out users brand specific discounts & bounce backs. We also have tasks available for chances at Amazon.com codes. We also have tasks that pay immediately, from time to time. We are looking to create brand awareness and feel like your viewers are the ideal group that would find benefit in our mobile app. When could we talk to see if a collaboration would work for both of us?
I look forward to continuing this conversation soon.
Thanks so much!
Danielle you’re my kind of woman! I was a single mom and now I have enough money to do as I please but I’m always gonna go for the DEAL!
Look forward to reading your emails….
Keep it up!!!!
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife says
Thank you <3
Cynthia Goad says
Thank you for instruction on making a Rag Wreath. I made it with Red, White and Blue theme. Would lovevti share a photo, but not sure how.
Hi. I found your recipe for canned pumpkin butter and I was wondering how you can your pumpkin purée.